As maintain the Queen of flowers orchids at home many people enjoy daily with their flowers. The plants are so popular that some dedicated his life to this plant family. Collectors pay hundreds of euros for a single plant partially if this has a special color or growth habit. But also private orchid lovers appreciate the variety of Orchid flowers and enjoy the different shapes, colors and smells. Orchid exhibitions are popular worldwide and always increasing number of visitors.
The Orchid provides also some frustration with the owners but some comes with the requirements these plants so not right at all, and that can be although the Orchid known as easy to care for. The most common problem: the plants are supplied by their owners too much water. This is by no means conducive to the roots, they suffocate and die. Also full sun and temperatures that are too high or too low are not well tolerated. To avoid the “casting”problem it is worth the plants once weekly to “dive” into water. In this case, a bucket filled with water and made up to the upper rim of the vessel for 15-20 minutes in the water the orchid. After taking out the Orchid pot, can drain the substrate and then resets the plant in its place. The orchid is dipped again, if the substrate is well dried.
This may take 1-2 weeks, depending on the temperature and substrate. Weeks is fertilized in the distance of 2-3 with commercial Orchid fertilizer. In addition, orchids should be repotted periodically. This should be done approximately every 2 years if the old pot has become too small, or the substrate gradually disintegrates and is crumbly. Orchid substrate without peat that exist, because they dry off mainly from pine bark and can offer plenty of oxygen to the roots is suitable as a substrate. Phalaenopsis planted it in a transparent pot, since these orchids with the roots run also photosynthesis. You can get at selected Orchid accessories Dealers, Orchid nurseries or exhibitions. Who is interested in particularly unusual orchids and natural shapes, which should make smart Orchid clubs and various Orchid forums. But caution! Addictive guaranteed! Doro Rainer